Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Favorite Trader Joe's Goodies


    Are you a Trader Joe's fan? I'am. I love to cook and I believe sitting down for family
    dinners is important. But, sometime's we just don't have the time and life gets busy and
    when this happens, I turn to good ole TJ's, Here are a few of my favorite goodies.


                                           My favorite go to pizza's...both of these are incredible.


                      A couple of Fall favorite's...Creamy Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soups.
                        I like to jazz these up with a little cream or creme fraiche and fresh herbs.


               There are no words to describe what these tasty treats mean to me. Arancini Bites.


                  Creamed Honey is my favorite TJ's product! I love it on my toast or morning
           bagel....So good. Pub Cheese-give me some crackers and dinner is served! lol

                                 
         If you love Almonds....these are the absolute best! Marcona Almonds with Rosemary.


                               My Go-To quick meal....serve with carrot and cucumber sticks. YUM


         This Almond Danish Ring...has made my morning's so good. I dunk it in my coffee.


                          BBQ Popped Potato Chips are my number one snack. YUM


                       By far my favorite part of TJ's is the sweets and these 3 ....I LOVE. I could
             just open the Fleur De Sel - Caramel Sauce and eat it out of the jar.

        This was a very fun post for me...Of course, the list could have went on and on...I just
       adore so much but these are my favorites. I did leave out a jar of the coconut oil..
       because, I ate it all. Sigh. What are some of your favorites? Please share.

77 comments:

  1. we definitely have the same taste in food. Will have to try some of these out for sure!

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  2. Oh my goodness! Look at all those goodies! We don't have a Trader Joe's anywhere near me sadly. I'm always seeing what awesome things they have there, but I don't get to experience them. Aw. Those pizzas and soups look so awesome though!

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  3. I love Trader Joe's! I will have to try some of your favorites, I'm pretty sure everything I have gotten from there is delicious

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  4. ah man! sure wish we had one round these parts! it all looks pretty fab!

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  5. There must be some regional differences, because I've never seen some of these goodies!! I've been looking for the almond danish since you last told me about it, but I've never seen it at our store. My favorite are the puff pastry caramelized onion bites!!! Yum! I am stocking up every time I go for holiday parties! :) Love the wontons- although I got the vegetarian ones. Love the chocolate Mochi's too! I am going to have to scour or ask about some of the ones you showed here. thanks for sharing your faves!

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  6. Look at your cute profile pic! Love it! :)

    Ok, so we don't have a Trader Joes here in Florida.. or at least not in my area, bummer! But all of these look and sound delicious!

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  7. I miss Trader Joe's so much!! This post is torture for me haha. I love the Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper soup, their little garlic clams (that you pop in the micro and are amazing as an appetizer), and their ice cream mochi. And I can't believe I've lived without their organic unsalted peanut butter for so long (or their quick steel cut oats). *sigh*

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  8. Oh man. I wish Orlando would get a Trader Joe's already.

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  9. Love your Trader Joe's goodies! I haven't seen the Arancini Bites, hope my store has them- they look good! I love their cashew butter and my dogs go crazy for their peanut butter treats!

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  10. i love TJs, have you tried their pumpkin ice cream?? it is TO DIE FOR and better than Dreyers version, seriously go pick it up.right.now

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  11. love your new profile pic too lovely lady!

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  12. what a fantastic post! I always feel like a tour guide at TJ's... I'm gonna try it all... hey but you forgot my favorite TJ find... the dry seaweed snack!!

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  13. i'm definitely going to have to try these. we got a TJ's about a year ago and i've only been in there a few times. but never for food. only for wine or flowers. they always have the best flowers. :)

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  14. YES, I love love love that soup too! Our trader Joes is so far though!

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  15. I just gained 10 pounds staring at it all. (I usually eat as soon as I buy;))

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  16. LOVE TJ's--I see lots of new yummy things we will be trying:)

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  17. I sooo wish I was still in California. Love Trader Joes. :)

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  18. I am all over the cashews with rosemary and craisins tossed in. Heaven!!

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  19. I love Trader Joe's so much and I have to stop in there practically everyday to "just grab one more thing", but I'm surprised I haven't tried any of these!! They'll be going on my list shortly (: I love the peanut butter cups they make! I can eat an entire case in one sitting :/ I also love their spinach pizza- it's almost exactly like Annie's brand but much cheaper!! Their mango lemonade-to die for!

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  20. Thank you for posting this! A Trader Joe's just opened here this summer and it overwhelms me because I am not familar with their products! Those rice balls are calling my name!

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  21. we don't have a trader joes...yet. i think they are putting one in some time in 2012 and i can't wait!! looking forward to trying out some of your faves then.

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  22. i just got back from a shopping trip to trader joes. i am pretty much obsessed with everything they have!

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  23. Oh..you beat me to it!! ha!ha! I was totally thinking about doing a TJ's post of my favorites...guess great minds think alike ; ) I love that place! The whole wheat pizza dough,honey apple butter, hummus dip,greek feta salad dressing, popcorn, taco seasoning, soyaki marinade are just a few favs! I can't wait to go back and grab the things on your list!! : ) Thanks for sharing!

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  24. those almonds sound delicious! i love the red pepper/tomato soup too!

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  25. I am beyond jealous
    No Trader Joes in Canada boohoohoo :o(
    That all looks amazing, especially the pub cheese!

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  26. I might have to sneak over to TJs. My hubby usually does the grocery shopping and he really sticks to the list. I want to find that caramel sauce. I have had a lot of the things you posted and they sure are yummy!

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  27. Heart tjs!!! Totally want to try that creamed honey.my latest find is their giant white beans!! I have a post on them tomorrow

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  28. We don't have one anywhere near here, but if I ever get a chance to go I will be referring back to this post!!
    Hugs!

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  29. I've only been to Trader Joe's twice in my life - gosh I wish there were one closer to me! I love all the fun and quirky goodies you can find in stores like that! And those mini-cones look delish :)

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  30. Thank you so much for posting your goodies! I have one about 45 mins from here and I didn't really know what to get. Your goodies look good! I hear they have some good Christmas sweets!

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  31. Yum! All that food looks delicious!!!

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  32. Oh Val, I want to get into the car right this minute and speed to TJ's for some of those, no, ALL of those mentions!!! I go all the time, and how could I never have tried most of that???? HOW I ask you? This WAS fun, and it gives me some great new ideas. My daughter, also loves to cook, and she got me a cook book that was written by two gals who use TJ's products. It is not affiliated with TJ's but boy is it a great book!!! I will have to do one of these posts too soon. So fun!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  33. All of this looks so good! I love hearing what products other people like! We actually had never had a TJs until we just moved here, so I still don't know what all I should be getting from there - this post was helpful! :)

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  34. Hmmm, I don't think I've tried any of these things. Oh, I love Trader Joes too. I wish the one near me was a little bit closer. You know what else I love? Their bags :)

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  35. I'm so jealous of your awesome grocery store. WE have NO good grocery stores around here!

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  36. That's so funny Val, I have been tinkering with the idea of having a section on my blog of foods we find that are health (no hydrogenated oils, etc) and yummy - mainly from Trader Joe's of course! Cool to see some of your faves!

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  37. I LOVE TJ's but am in a rut! I have been missing A LOT of goodies. This post just saved me :) XOXO

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  38. love love love TJs!! My faves are the dark chocolate PB cups, frozen mandarin chicken, macaroni and cheese bits (OMG!!!), the mini chocolate chip cookies, and the pure unsweetened dried mango. I could actually go on and on about all of the things I love :)

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  39. Those are some awesome products. I need to find my way to Trader's Joes. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. We don't have a Trader Joe's here, but boy do those goodies look yummy! I've always made my arancini with mozzarella, but will try them with fontina next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I'm a big TJ's fan and haven't tried almost any of these!! Clearly I'm missing out! Must try those pizzas!

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  42. Ahhh now I want to go to Trader Joes to buy some yummy goods lol! :)

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  43. I feel like I'm in TJ's every other day. We have that red pepper soup and grilled cheese whenever I don't have time to cook. Have you tried the caramelized onion cheddar? So delish.

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  44. mmmm all of your stuff looks yummy! I've had a few of your things. Let me go look in our pantry because we also shop there... yogurt stars (kids & husbands favorite), baked cheese crunchies, garlic hummus, spiced cider, crushed garlic in a jar, Californis style complete protein bread (made with sprouts and no wheat), Jo-Jo's, fruit frenzy bars (raspberry, lemon & strawberry), Caribbean fruit floes, peach pops, gone bananas, and grilled frozen asparagus spears. That's what we have right now.

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  45. I am in LOVE with traders and will have to try some of those that you showed :) Mmmmm, Mmmmm good!

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  46. LOVE Trader Joes! I seriously wish we had one near me in Miami. I miss them! The tomato and pepper soups look awesome!

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  47. I feel like I need to go to Trader Joe's now to pick up some of everything here. Caramel sauce? Love and must have it!

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  48. I've never been to a Trader Joe's! I wish we had one close to us.

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  49. We don't have Trader Joe's in Louisiana. It looks amazing! Thanks for the birthday wishes!!

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  50. OMG, I love Trader Joe's! They have so many great items. Their pizzas are delicious, although I've never tried the ones you posted. Now I'm looking forward to my next trip to find these goodies! Thanks for sharing :)

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  51. Oh how I wish our area had a Trader Joe's! Can you believe I've never been to one?! Your picks look so yummy!

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  52. You just made me all the more jealous that I dont have a Trader Joes here in So. Utah!! BOO HOO :(

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  53. I love Trader Joe's too. I love their egg roll, fried rice and almost all the cheeses. This was really a fun post.

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  54. Thanks for pointing all of these goodies out! Some of them I have seen, but I'm usually in a rush, for some reason, when I go to Trader Joe's. I'm going to take my time next time:) I definitely want to try the almonds, caramel and honey~Mmmmm!

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  55. What a great post. I, too, love TJ's. Those mini ice cream cones look great, I will have to give them a try. Let's see, some Trader Joe's favorites -- I love their instant coffee for my homemade frappuccinos. I make them into ice cubes and freeze them for later blended deliciousness. I've also recently discovered their teeny little chocolate nibs, just one calorie each. Fun when you need a chocolate fix but don't have extra calories to splurge. Also their chocolate truffles are to die for!

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  56. I could weep, I miss TJ's so much. ;)

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  57. Love TJ's!! I'll have to try some of these! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. First of all your ladybug is too darling!! And I love TJ's...so depressed we don't have one. Everytime I'm in town I stock up on whatever dry goods I can fit into the trunk or suitcase!

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  59. TJ's is the BEST and pub cheese rocks! I also love their decadent chocolate ice cream...and now for fall they have a pumpkin cheescake I've been keeping my eye on!

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  60. Oh what fun! I don't have one of those stores near me but have been to them before. Have a great weekend and thanks for the recent visit!
    -Shelley

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  61. TJ's is one of my favorite stores, i'll be keeping my eyes out for those products!

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  62. I loveeeee that 3 cheese pizza! Going to have to try some of your favs. The creamed honey sounds delish on morning toast.

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  63. I am seriously under-utilizing my TJ's!!! I need to try those Arancini Bites, stat!!! Yummy suggestions that will definitely be put to good use (c:

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  64. I LOVE all of your picks - Trader Joe's here I come!

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  65. Oh I definitely love Trader Joe's! Try the Orange Peach Mango juice!!!! It is seriously amazing and it's only like $2.99... cheaper than normal orange juice... and better : )

    Victoria

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  66. everyone is always talking about trader joes. I sure do wish we had one here!

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  67. We don't have TJs here

    but those goodies sure looks delish.

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  68. Oh, I love Trader Joe's and you have just made me so, so hungry! :) I really want one of those mini ice cream cones!!

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  69. Drool, drool! We don't have any and have to go at least to Vegas to shop there! I love that store! Those nuts look incredible. Ahhhh.....

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  70. I am so jealous of your trader joes shopping spree... I miss it so much!! I love your blog, it makes me miss the west sooo bad!! Thanks for stopping by my bloggy blog!! xo

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  71. Okay, now I'm hungry :) I'm gonna have to hit TJs tomorrow for sure!

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  72. What fun things!! That creamed honey looks delish! Im going to have to pick some of that up!

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  73. Would you even believe me if I told you I was there today and bought like half of the items on your list? That red pepper soup is amazing as is the shu mai, rolls, etc.. I love Traders!

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  74. OMG I absolutely love TJs!!!! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to grab some of these items I have't tried before!

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